If you're looking for a destination location that is perfect for either a grand celebration or a small, intimate affair then look no further than THE CLIFTON in Charlottesville, Virginia. Able to cater for a larger celebration under a sail cloth tent or a more intimate soiree in the 'Secret Garden', it offers charm at every turn. Captured by Charlottesville wedding photographer ASHLEY COX, the creative team led by AMANDA MARIE & CO. were inspired by the rich heritage of the property which was built in the late eighteenth century for Thomas Jefferson’s daughter. They designed the shoot around the beloved southern blue colour the family favoured, whilst adding their own unique twist. Using LA TAVOLA LINEN'S velvet collection, a long table was placed under the Inn’s stunning pergola covered in lush natural foliage. Choices were made to be casual yet luxurious, creating an approachable pallet that welcomed friends to sit and relax comfortably for the memorable occasion. Showcasing both the historic charm and the private “secret garden" experience of the intimate spaces throughout property, our bride danced over the grounds in a sultry satin gown by JENNY YOO, with a lush garden bouquet by STEELCUT FLOWER CO. thrown casually over her shoulder.

A huge thank you to Charlottesville wedding photographer ASHLEY COX for sharing this beautiful inspiration with us. Ashley's aspiration is to take and deliver photographs that capture you and yours in the mundane and the wondrous moments. She tells us, "Over the years, I’ve honed a style that is romantic yet natural, artistic yet intimate, and I’ve found film the best medium for conveying my vision. It’s my genuine hope that you see the beauty I see as you browse my work or view your own unique images." Check out more of her portfolio here.